Contemporary pharmacotherapy for the prevention of skeletal complications in patients with prostate cancer - Abstract

Introduction: Bones represent the most common metastatic sites in prostate cancer (PCa) patients, and in addition with androgen deprivation therapy, they represent the causative reasons of bone mineral density loss and the onset of skeletal-related events.

Areas covered: An extensive search of PubMed/Medline was performed to identify randomized, Phase II/III controlled trials reporting results regarding the prevention of skeletal morbidity in patients with PCa.

Expert opinion: Preventing bone health is an imperative issue for preserving quality of life and elongate survival and, thus, a concerted effort should be made to monitor skeletal changes and to apply treatment for preventing bone loss. Although several agents have received approval for routine use, it is of paramount importance to identify the appropriate patients who would mostly be benefited by the use of these agents with attention to documenting the toxicity and economic implications. Additionally, it remains to be justified the frequency of administration in order to balance the efficacy and the potential complications.

Written by:
Sfoungaristos S, Frank SJ, Duvdevani M, Gofrit ON, Yutkin V, Katz R, Pode D, Perimenis P.   Are you the author?
Hadassah University Hospital, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 91120, Israel.  

Reference: Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2014 Sep 19:1-12.
doi: 10.1517/14656566.2014.960390

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25234584 Prostate Cancer Section